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Re: Caternary & Chain...
I can't find the reference right now, but Rod Stephens of S&S is on record discouraging the use of a chain rode. If I recall, he believed chain stresses fittings and does not add to holding strength.
Hard to argue with Rod or his brother!
Hence the need for a snubber.
Living aboard in Victoria Harbour